Nov 25

2014 Toys for Tots drive

There’s still time to donate to the National Marine Corps Toys for Tots drive coordinated locally by United Way.

Today thru Dec. 10 we will be collecting donations of new, unwrapped toys to be distributed to children in need in the Grand Forks community (ages  0-12 years).

Currently, 245 families with 595 children are enrolled in the program.

Toy donations can be dropped off at the following collection sites:
Abra Auto Body & Glass
Auto Value Express
Columbia Mall
Fed Ex Ground / Fed Ex Office
Goldmark Properties
-Richfield Community Office (1990 30th Ave S)
-Columbia West Office (2100 29th St St #108)
-Autumn Ridge Office (2351 36th Ave S #105)
-Amberwood Community Office (2520 9th Ave #14)
-Sterling Community Office (3605 S. 20th St)
Gorecki Alumni Center
University of North Dakota – Greek houses, Twamley Hall
Wells Fargo (Columbia Rd)
WDAZ News
Wild Bill’s Sports Saloon

*Donations may also be dropped off at the United Way office
1407 24th Ave. S, Suite E, Monday-Friday, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm


VOLUNTEERS NEEDED

If you are interested in helping us distribute toys, please call Lisa at the United Way office – (701) 775-8661.

Nov 12

Friday is LIVE UNITED Day in North Dakota!

Friday, November 14 is LIVE UNITED DAY across the state of North Dakota!

View Governor Dalrymple’s official proclamation here.

 
We invite you to embrace the LIVE UNITED message by donating to our 2014 Toys for Tots drive.

Oct 30

2014 ‘Undies Sundays’ Results

Our 2014 ‘Undies Sundays’ drive was a success with a record 27,285 items collected!

‘Undies Sundays’ launched in 2003 and the goal of the program is to collect donations of NEW underwear, diapers, socks, and personal care items such as shampoo, soap and toothbrushes. Items are then distributed to local health and human service agencies for their clients.

Thank you to the following churches for participating in our ‘Undies Sundays’ drive this year:

 

Augustana Lutheran Church                             Bethany Lutheran Church
Calvary Lutheran Church                                   Christ the King Free Lutheran Church
Family of God Lutheran Church                        First Church of God
First Presbyterian Church                                   Holy Family Catholic Church
Immanuel Lutheran Church                               Sacred Heart
Sharon Lutheran Church                                     St. Mark’s ELCA
St. Mary’s Catholic Church                                  St. Paul’s Episcopal Church
University Lutheran Church                                 Wesley United Methodist Church

We would also like to thank Altru’s Professional Nurses Committee, Gate City Bank, and Dollar Tree.

Oct 17

China Circus

Don’t yet have plans for Saturday night? The China Circus is coming to town!

        $1 from each ticket sold will be donated to the United Way of Grand Forks, East Grand Forks & Area

Oct 13

11th Annual ‘Undies Sundays’ drive

United Way’s 2014 ‘Undies Sundays’ drive

                            Oct. 5 – 19

We often take everyday things for granted. Like underwear! Imagine taking a shower and not having a decent pair to wear. Unfortunately, this is true for many individuals in our community.

Please help by donating NEW underwear, diapers, socks, soap, shampoo, and other personal care items.

Last year, 15,605 items were collected and distributed to individuals and families in need in the Greater Grand Forks area.

For more information, click here
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Drop off your donations at one of these participating churches in Grand Forks and East Grand Forks:

Augustana Lutheran Church                             Bethany Lutheran Church
Calvary Lutheran Church                                   Christ the King Free Lutheran Church
Family of God Lutheran Church                        First Church of God
First Presbyterian Church                                   Holy Family Catholic Church
Immanuel Lutheran Church                               Sacred Heart
Sharon Lutheran Church                                     St. Mark’s ELCA
St. Mary’s Catholic Church                                  St. Paul’s Episcopal Church
University Lutheran Church                                 Wesley United Methodist Church

Additional collection sites:
Dollar Tree – S. Washington St.
United Way office – 1407 24th Ave S, Suite 400

Aug 18

Have You Gone Apple Picking Yet?

The United Way of Grand Forks, East Grand Forks & Area, Scheels, and Grand Forks Public Schools have partnered to collect back-to-school items for children in need.

There is still time to donate!

Select an apple off the apple tree located outside the Columbia Mall entrance of Scheels, purchase the item listed (it can be bought at a store of your choice), and return the item and the apple to Scheels Customer Service by Aug. 31. All items will then be distributed to area children in need.

Aug 01

Apple Picking for a Good Cause

The United Way of Grand Forks, East Grand Forks & Area has partnered with SCHEELS and Grand Forks Public Schools on a back-to-school drive of a different kind – backpacks, shoes, socks, and gym clothes!

Throughout the month of August, an apple tree will be on display outside the mall entrance of SCHEELS. Select an apple off the tree, purchase the item listed for a child in need, and return it to SCHEELS Customer Service.

Apple picking begins TODAY!

Jul 16

Grillin’ for a Good Cause 2014

Enbridge Pipelines will host its annual BBQ fundraiser for United Way TOMORROW – July 17.

Stop by and enjoy a delicious picnic-style lunch outside or take it with you!

*A warm THANK YOU to Enbridge Pipelines for its continued support of United Way and its partner agencies.*

Jun 09

St. Joseph’s Free Summer Lunch Program for Youth

Once again, St. Joseph’s Social Care will be providing free summer lunches to area youth.

June 2 – July 25

Monday – Friday

12:00 PM – 1:00 PM

Meals are served rain or shine at the following locations:

Grand Forks
LaGrave Learning Center (832 4th Ave. S.)
University Park Warming House
Richards West Park (4700 6th Ave. N.)
Dakota at 55th (1100 N. 5th St.)
Grand Forks Public Library (2110 Library Circle)

East Grand Forks
Itts Williams Park – under shelter (300 15th St. NE)
Sherlock Park – under shelter by pool (919 5th Ave. NW)

*Children ages 0-18 are eligible to receive a free sack lunch.

Volunteers are needed to assist with this program. For more information, contact St. Joseph’s Social Care at 701.795.8614.

May 06

Employment Opportunity: Administrative Assistant


The United Way of Grand Forks, East Grand Forks & Area is currently seeking a full-time Administrative Assistant.

Click here for a list of duties, preferred qualifications, and to learn how to apply.

*Equal opportunity employer*

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